All Blacks Sevens step up preparations for Glasgow and London
James Mortimer 19 Apr 2013 Getty Images
Technically a Plate win – worth 13 series points - in Scotland (beaten Cup quarter-finalists contest for the Plate) would secure the All Blacks Sevens their third straight series win.
However one suspects the goal maybe a little higher for Tietjens, with the All Blacks Sevens defending champions in Scotland, while this season has been a campaign about consistency.
The All Blacks Sevens have won one Final, contested four more, and always reached the semi-finals of the Cup stage, a record of consistent competitiveness that Tietjens, somewhat prophetically, said would be the key to winning an increasingly tough series.
The final leg of the series is in London, where Fiji are the defending champions.
The squad assembles next week and will be training at Blake Park from Tuesday, with the final squad naming for the final two legs to take place on Thursday.
The team departs for the United Kingdom next weekend.
Current standings HSBC Sevens World Series (top five)
• New Zealand 132
• South Africa 100
• Fiji 98
• Samoa 94
• France 77
For further information on the 2012/2013 series visit www.irbsevens.com
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